Painting the Powder

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The Powder Triple Chair was installed in 1979, by Mueller Lifts.  The Mueller Lift Company was started in 1947, by Gerhard Mueller, a Swiss skiing enthusiast. Gerhard Mueller first starting building rope tows in the 1920's, he is also credited with building the first T-bar. Mueller lifts found commercial success in the 1960's and 70's.  

When the Powder Chair construction was finished the build crew and mountain staff did a champagne ride. The Powder Chair opened up a new section of the mountain for skiing. Today the Powder Chair still offers great skiing and snowboarding!

Powder Chair Facts & Stats:

  • Vertical Rise: 303.4 m
  • Mean Inclination: 35%
  • Transport Time: 6 mins 11 secs
  • Number of Chairs: 117
  • Drive Horsepower: 245

 

This summer the Powder Chair is getting a facelift with a new coat of paint, in a new colour! Nice work Kirk, Tu, GP, Scott and Kyle!

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